LOWETIDE SPECIAL: RE-DRAFT (MY LIST)

I’ve run my top 60 through the Oilers draft lens to compare my list to what the Oilers did on draft day. No real value, but it’s interesting to…

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FALL OF LEON

It’s July 18, 2014. Leon Draisaitl, not yet an Oiler in fact and less…

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BACK DRAFT

As we wind down our draft coverage (almost done, promise), I wanted to make…

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ARE THE BARONS DEVELOPING ENOUGH NHL TALENT?

This is Martin Marincin. He surprised many Oiler fans with a quick and effective…

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THE WALKABOUTS

All I ask of the Edmonton Oilers is that they remain risk averse in the top…

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OPENING NIGHT 2014-15!

I’m well into my RE series estimates these days (you’ll see them roll out beginning next week, still thinking about the artist) but thought…

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THE FOURTH ROUND

By the fourth round, we’re looking at about a 16% chance of seeing an NHL player. You’d have to pile six picks one on top of another to ensure…

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LOST DRIVE-IN

The road from 2010′s draft to the dual signing of Tyler Pitlick and Curtis Hamilton yesterday has been long and unimpressive. The two players began…

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BALL OF CONFUSION

Today’s signing of both Derek Roy and Mike Ribeiro by the Nashville Predators effectively reduced Craig MacTavish to five options: Sign Andrei Loktionov…

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MILLER’S CROSSING

The Edmonton Oilers signed Andrew Miller earlier today. Miller was signed by GM Craig MacTavish out of  Yale last summer, receiving a $70,000 AHL salary…

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CATCH-22

If the Edmonton Oilers sign center Derek Roy to a contract, where will he play? Who will that impact? Will it mean more goals? Can he play the toughs?…

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THE THIRD ROUND

If there’s one thing the Edmonton Oilers were guilty of in the final portion of last decade, it was wasting third-round picks. In 2009, while Cody…

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THE SECOND ROUND

A year ago, I wrote about Stu MacGregor’s second rounds. The basic premise was this: it’s almost impossible to have a rational conversation…

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